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Roundtable Conference with Enforcement Officials

Agency heads from the European Commission, Mexico, Australia, and the United States, along with the Chair of the Multistate Antitrust Task Force of the National Association of Attorneys General, provide enforcement updates from their respective organizations. Topics discussed include enforcement in technology/e-commerce, health care and financial markets, enforcement standards based on principles of fairness and public interest, the potential for agency guidance on vertical mergers, and current activity around cartel leniency programs.

Thoughts on Cartel Sanctions

Commissioned by the Antitrust Law Section's International Task Force and prepared by a prestigious group of practitioners and academics, this abridged version of the working party’s consensus report examines policy issues relating to the use of sanctions to deter antitrust cartels. The report specifically addresses against whom such sanctions should be imposed (companies versus individuals) and the types of sanctions that should be imposed (fines versus imprisonment).